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Amazing … The Java Spotlight Podcast is only 6 months old but we just hit 100,000 downloads! Thanks to everyone for tuning in, and keep the comments and suggestions coming.

If you haven’t had a chance yet, check these latest episodes:

  • Episode 26: John Jullion-Ceccarelli on the Netbeans 7.0 Release
  • Episode 25: JavaOne Russia
  • Episode 24: Joe Darcy on Project Coin
  • Episode 23: Vinicius Senger – Netbeans Dream Team on embedded development

Enjoy!

Cheers,

— Terrence

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There is little surprise that Google, too, is tracking your location – after all, that’s key for a company which derives the vast majority of its revenue from targeted advertising.

At least Google is mostly upfront about it while Apple seemingly has decided to go incommunicado on the topic (see my blog: “Stranger than fiction: Apple’s iOS4 is tracking your moves”).

Now, with all that location data and other personal (email, friends, pictures, etc) information being constantly tracked, stored, and analyzed – why would you care?

As far as I am concerned, it boils down to overreaching lawmakers and overzealous law enforcement as well as criminal activity (Wired Magazine has a good article on the topic). Historically, for a number of different groups of people, this personalized data about you and your life has just been too tempting to leave alone.

Think it can’t happen to you? Check out these recent incidents.

Cheers,

— Terrence

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JavaOne 2011 in San Francisco was announced yesterday and will happen October 2-6.

For all the info, including the Call for Papers (CfP) see the Java Source blog or the JavaOne Conference home page.

Cheers,

— Terrence

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